UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 12th – Sunday 14th November 2010.
Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis managed to fight off competition from newly released alien invasion flick Skyline as the Todd Phillips comedy Due Date retains its spot at the top of the UK box office with a second weekend take of £1.8m. Meanwhile low-budget sci-fi Skyline was the only new entry in the chart this week, banking £1.2m to claim second place.
CG-animation Despicable Me continues to enjoy a healthy run and holds onto third for the second week in a row, adding another £1m to push its cumulative gross to £18m. Less fortunate is comedy sequel Jackass 3D, which falls two places to fourth after a second-placed opening last week, while Saw 3D also drops one spot to round out the top five with a weekend haul of £537k.
Moving on to the bottom half of the chart, both Red and The Social Network are non-movers in sixth and seventh respectively, while Paranormal Activity 2 enjoys the steepest decline of the week as it falls three to eighth, although the blow is softened somewhat as the horror sequel crosses the £10m mark. CG family adventure Alpha and Omega reappears in the chart in ninth after falling to thirteenth last week, with Mike Leigh drama Another Year slipping one place to prop up the chart in tenth.
Number one this time last year: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
|Pos.||Film||Weekend Gross||Week||Total UK Gross|
|1||Due Date ||£1,898,324||2||£5,752,879|
|7||The Social Network||£422,895||5||£9,781,936|
|8||Paranormal Activity 2||£392,009||4||£10,606,732|
|9||Alpha and Omega||£298,311||4||£2,639,841|
There’s only one film hitting screens this weekend but expect a bumper return as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 makes its two-dimensional debut on Friday. Does it have the power to overtake Toy Story 3 as the biggest release of the year here in the UK? If Warner Bros. had managed to complete the 3D conversion in time then I’d have said yes, but as it stands I’m going to stick with Woody and the gang.